1. THEY MAKE YOUR ENTIRE ENSEMBLE LOOK MORE MODERN
2. LUXE SWEATPANTS ARE INFINITELY MORE COMFORTABLE THAN SKINNY JEANS
It's true that some skinny jeans are actually comfortable…but not always. What could be more delightful than forgoing your daily squeeze into an ultra-tight pair in favor of relaxed-fit pants that require zero effort?
3. YOU CAN WEAR CROPPED SWEATPANTS WITH JUST ABOUT ANYTHING
An ordinary white button down looks just as chic as a slim, printed silk blouse when paired with slouchy cropped pants. Because of their fluid lines and flattering cut, slouchy pants match almost any top you can think of. However, extraordinarily voluminous peasant tops may be a better fit for slimmer jeans or shorts, lest you be mistaken for a very stylish tent. Sanctuary's Travel Print Black and White Joggers are ideal for adding a pop of pattern to any ensemble.
4. YOU'LL LOOK LIKE YOU REGULARLY WORK OUT (EVEN IF YOU DON'T)
Especially when rendered in luxe fabrics like silk or linen, cropped sweatpants give your audience the notion that you must work out. After all, you are wearing sweatpants.
5. THEY'RE IDEAL FOR HOT, HUMID SUMMER WEATHER
Who wants to wear skintight skinny jeans or thick wool pants in the summer heat? I certainly don't, and neither does Allison Williams, who recently rocked the trend. If you're looking to cover up your legs without risking heatstroke, a pair of loose, silk sweatpants cut above the ankle is the way to go.
6. SLOUCHY PANTS HAVE POCKETS YOU CAN ACTUALLY USE
I adore a good pocket, but most of those found in your average blazer or jeans are non-functional. Slouchy cropped sweats, however, have pockets that are ideal for striking an insouciant pose.
7. THEY LENGTHEN AND SLIM YOUR BODY
There's a myth that one shouldn't wear overly bulky or loose clothing unless they want to look larger than they are, but a good pair of luxe sweatpants manages to be the exception to this rule. Because most are cut to be body-slimming, and can be adjusted to cuff just above the ankle, slightly slouchy sweats skim over areas of the body that you may not want emphasized, while lengthening your legs if you let them fall straight. AG Adriano Goldschmied's Weekend Pants are slim-lined but slouchy, and provide just enough formality for the workplace or happy hour.